Outstanding performance can only be achieved by perfect interplay between all components. This starts with the air inlets in the front, which help to cool the engine, and continues to the M Sport suspension, which gives the BMW M140i even better handling.

Selected features from the M Sport package have been accentuated with exclusive M Performance details.Optical indications of a spirit that proves impossible to resist once the powerful M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine has been allowed to rev freely.

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The M Performance model BMW M140i is the sportiest BMW 1 Series 5-door variant in every respect. Every detail and every line is synonymous with pure driving pleasure and exceptional driving dynamics.

Design features in accent colour – As an exclusive addition, the side air inlets of the aerodynamic front apron on the BMW M140i are fitted with design elements in Ferric Grey.

18'' M Double-spoke 436 M – The exclusive light-alloy wheels in Ferric Grey in conjunction with the M Sport brake optimally transfer acceleration and braking operations to the asphalt (225/40 ZR18 front, 245/35 ZR18 rear).

Exterior mirror caps in accent colour – The curved mirror caps are finished in Ferric Grey. Their aerodynamic design offers barely any resistance to the airstream.

The M logo in Dark Chrome is an elegant way of accentuating the fact that the BMW M140i is an M Performance Automobile.

Exhaust pipe finishers on both sides – Exclusive to the BMW 1 Series, the exhaust pipe finishers in Black Chrome on both sides in the BMW M140i indicate the modified exhaust system without middle silencer and with air vent control.

Model designation in Dark Chrome – The specific model designation on the rear in accent colour underlines the close relationship between the BMW M140i and the models of BMW M.


The M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 3.0 litres combines a TwinScroll turbocharger with Valvetronic, double-VANOS and High Precision Injection.


This intelligent innovative package reduces the combined fuel consumption figures* of the BMW M140i with 8-speed Steptronic transmission to only 7.1 litres per 100 km with CO2 emissions of 163 g/km and permits impressive performance values: 250 kW, maximum torque of 500 Nm and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). Within the BMW 1 Series, this engine is used exclusively in the BMW M140i.

The specific exhaust system of the BMW M140i can be instantly recognised by the tailpipes in Black Chrome on both sides. Elimination of the middle silencer and the intelligent air vent control produce a charismatic sound, which even exerts its spine-tingling effect on the occupants of the sport seats. These extensive acoustic optimisations give a further decisive boost to the sports car sensation.

*The published fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures are established according to legislated technical specifications (UNECE Regulation 101/UN Regulation 83 and SANS 20101 standards), which sets out the procedures that are used to measure the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The claimed figures are established using specific tests under standardised, carefully controlled conditions and may differ from consumption achieved under real world conditions with the influences of altitude, road surface, geographic conditions, vehicle options, temperature, humidity, tyres size and driving behaviour amongst others.

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The BMW M140i 5-door embodies sporty driving pleasure and a high measure of driving dynamics.
Its chassis lowered by ten millimetres brings the power directly onto the road. Its M Sport brake with blue brake callipers and M logo guarantees maximum deceleration even with an especially dynamic driving style. Its variable sports steering with modifications to the power steering and self-centring moment give the driver an especially reliable sensation of directional control.

In order to translate the outstanding engine performance into impressive and authoritative driving dynamics, springs and stabilisers have been precisely adjusted to the high-torque 6-cylinder engine. Specific elasto-kinematics for the front axle guarantee impressive driving moments. Even more agility is achieved by the specially tuned M sport suspension lowered by 10 millimetres and the variable sport steering including Servotronic. The optional BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system distributes the propulsive force of the BMW M140i xDrive flexibly between the axles and supplies best possible traction even under difficult road conditions.

Responsible for the dynamic sprints of the BMW M140i is the option of the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The Launch Control it contains ensures that accelerations from 0 to 100 km/h are possible in only 4.6 seconds. Simply press the DSC button, set the selector lever to position “S”, briefly depress the brake and kick down the accelerator pedal – releasing the brake now will teach you precisely what thrust means.

Four-piston fixed-calliper aluminium disc brakes resolutely bring the 18'' M light-alloy wheels of the type 436 M Double-spoke at the front to a standstill. Acting on the rear axle is a two-piston version. Thanks to internal ventilation they perform reliably even under a high thermal load. Even when the vehicle is stationary, this tremendous braking power can be recognised by the distinct blue brake callipers with M logo.